What do you consider a victory?
Just for Fun
- May 20, 2012 8:44 PM
Hello to all the beautiful people here on MM.
Well there's pretty much nothing much to say than what I mentioned in the title. I've been going through lots of mangas on here as well as seeing antything that isn't professional or super popular and kind of reflected on myself so I wanted to know what other people thought. As a Mangaka/Comic Creator, what is that point that you consider your series or yourself a victory? Is it:
an amount of sales?
a level of popularity?
acceptance from someone you admire?
just completing it?
or something else more specific?
I'd love to hear from you guys what it is that makes you say that you and your manga won.
(*edit- was gonna post in the comments but it was to big so here goes XD)
For me what I consider a victory for my work is...when people argue about it.
And I’m not talking about who’s the best character, fandoms, and all that. I mean like when it creates a debate that has two, or even more sides about the plot, who or what’s right or wrong, things like that are get me pumped. Because to me, it means that you looked at my series and have made a personal, emotional, spiritual, or any kind of connection with the plot and the characters that has made a great impact and influenced your life.
Sure someone can like how something looks pretty or can understand what the basic symbolic meanings that everyone can agree on but when people argue over my work means that different people have viewed their moral values into it and are not only interrupting their own idea of it but are willing to defend themselves about it.
AND THAT’S WHAT ART IS ALL ABOUT!!! It’s about leaving something emotional for others to interrupt and be influenced by. It proves that I have been successful at simply using words and pictures to touch people’s emotions and then swing them around violently.
So yeah I could say that I might always want to grow more in storytelling or to be number one in the world, but really, knowing that I have influenced people in different ways enough to debate their moral views on the world is a win in my book.